Emmanuel Dapidran Pacquiao, or as he’s more commonly known, Manny Pacquiao is a professional boxer and Senator of the Philippines. He is regarded as one of the best boxers of all time because of his achievements and longevity in the sport.
Despite being past 40, Manny Pacquiao is still ranked #10 pound-for-pound by The Ring Magazine as of January 2021. He is widely known as Pac-Man in the boxing community.
Pacquiao is the only boxer in the sport’s history to win world titles in 8 different weight classes. Currently, Pacquiao holds the WBA super-welterweight title, which he won in 2019. He was named fighter of the year in 2008 and 2009 and fighter of the decade (the 2000s) by the Boxing Writers Association of America.
Since Manny Pacquiao made his professional debut at the age of 16, there is not much information on his amateur career. He had his first professional fight on January 22, 1995, and won his first title almost 4 years later, beating Chatchai Sasakul to become WBC flyweight champion.
Since then Pacquiao has won titles at super bantamweight, featherweight, Super-featherweight, lightweight, Super-lightweight, welterweight, and Super-welterweight.
His latest title win came after he beat Keith Thurman in 2019 for the WBA super-welterweight title.
Pacquiao did not compete in 2020. However, the Filipino is set to box against Ryan Garcia in 2021.
As of January 2021, Manny Pacquiao’s boxing record stands at a whopping 62-7-2, according to BoxRec. 39 of his 62 victories have come through knockout, while 3 of his 7 defeats have been knockouts too.
‘Pac-Man’ has boxed to 2 draws against Juan Manuel Marquez and Agapito Sanchez.
His most famous of all these fights was the fight against fellow boxing icon Floyd Mayweather in 2015, which was widely dubbed ‘Fight of the Century’. He has had other blockbuster fights against the likes of Oscar De La Hoya, Jeff Horn, Ricky Hatton, Adrien Broner, among others.
Manny Pacquiao is as famous for his charity as he is for his boxing. Growing up poor has given him the perspective of those who struggle, and he has done numerous things for those in need.
It is reported that in 2016, Pacquiao paid out of his pocket to build 1000 homes for the poor in his hometown.
Manny Pacquiao started his own charitable foundation called the Manny Pacquiao Foundation. He invites people to donate to causes through his foundation. One can donate to his charity too by heading to the website.
He is also part of the Habitat for Humanity movement. Besides this, there have been several occasions where fans have seen the legend of the sport distributing food and other amenities in times of need.
Rappler.com also reported that Manny Pacquiao has donated half his earnings after all his professional fights.
According to Forbes, Manny Pacquiao’s net worth is a reported $26 million. This is as of November 2019 and only considers his earnings from boxing and endorsements. In total, his boxing earnings make up $24 million while the remaining $2 million come from his various investments.
However, wealthygenius.com suggests that Manny Pacquiao’s net worth in 2o21 stands at a whopping $375 million.
His highest ever earning from a boxing contest was from his fight against Floyd Mayweather. The Filipino took home $120 million for that bout.
For all his fights, Manny Pacquiao is backed by Cleto Reyes gloves. He has also signed a Million-Dollar plus deal with Hewlett-Packard as an ambassador. The Filipino also signed with Chinese apparel company ANTA. He is also a brand ambassador for I AM WORLDWIDE.
|Address/Residence||General Santos City, Cotabato del Sur, Philippines|
|Endorsement||Cleto Reyes, Hewlett-Packard, ANTA, I AM WORLDWIDE|
|Net Worth||$375 Million|
|Achievements||Current WBA world Super-welterweight champion |
Former WBC World Flyweight Champion, Former WBC international Super-bantamweight champion, Former IBF Super-bantamweight world champion, Former WBC international Super-featherweight world champion, Former WBC World lightweight Champion, Former IBF world super-lightweight champion, Former WBC Diamond welterweight champion, Former WBO World welterweight champion, Former WBC world super-welterweight champion